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Posted April 1, 2009

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

HOLBROOK, NY—Three Asian suppliers, owed more than $5 million by bankrupt Iron Horse Bicycle Co., claim Iron Horse executives and its lender tried to sell the company to Dorel Industries below its market value without notifying them, court documents say.

Posted in North America
Posted April 1, 2009

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

WILMINGTON, DE—Blair Clark, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Smith Optics, summed up the impact of the Joe’s Sports, Outdoors and More recent bankruptcy filing this way: “I’ve broken both collar bones cycling and this is more painful.”

Posted in North America
Posted April 1, 2009

BY MEGAN TOMPKINS

Posted in North America Tagged Taipei Cycle Show
Posted March 31, 2009

BEAVERTON, OR (BRAIN)—Yakima has launched a national marketing campaign focused on overcoming “Rack Envy.”

Posted in North America
Posted March 31, 2009

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)—Several sports manufacturers, including brands that produce bike specific clothing like Helly Hansen and Spyder Active Sports, are among the dozens being charged by Tec-Technology Enabled Clothing, Inc. with patent infringement.

Posted in North America
Posted March 31, 2009

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—The Connecticut Technology Council and its Innovation Pipeline Accelerator Program has selected Topolino Technology, LLC as its Company of the Month. This recognition is offered to a select group of high potential and most promising technology companies.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted March 31, 2009

JACKSON HOLE, WY (BRAIN)—Freedom Riders, the latest high-definition mountain biking film from Jackson, WY-based KGB Productions and Gravnetic, will hold its world premiere on Saturday April 18 at the Sea Otter Classic, at the Embassy Suites in Seaside, CA, from 7-9 p.m.

Posted in North America Tagged Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted March 30, 2009

"I'm inspired by people who seek to squeeze the lifeblood out of life. I just have this overwhelming desire to take as much of the opportunity to live as I can because you look around you and you realize a lot of people are already dead."

Posted in North America
Posted March 30, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The League of American Bicyclists has announced its 2008 Bike Shops of the Year.

Winners include:

Region 1: Belmont Wheelworks, Belmont, MA

Region 2: Genesis Bicycles, Easton, PA

Region 3: Revolution Cycles, Arlington, VA

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted March 30, 2009

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—An exclusive partnership agreement between VDZ, Germany’s retailer association for two-wheeled vehicles, and the Eurobike International Bicycle Trade Show has been signed.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 30, 2009

WILMINGTON, DE (BRAIN)—Seattle Bike Supply is asking bankrupt Joe’s Outdoors and More to return more than $82,000 in unpaid inventory.

Posted in North America
Posted March 30, 2009

HUTCHINSON, KS (BRAIN)—Kansas felt more like Chicago this past weekend, burying parts of the Jayhawk State in more than two feet of snow and knocking out power to at least 17,000 homes and businesses.

Posted in Retail News
Posted March 29, 2009

HARELBEKE, Belgium (BRAIN)—Professional cycling team Saxo Bank is changing its racing componentry from Shimano to SRAM Red.

Team director Bjarne Riis, renowned for his selectiveness, has asked SRAM to assist in swapping Saxo Bank's entire fleet of bikes to Red.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted March 29, 2009

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—All those doubts about Lance Armstrong racing in the Tour de France after suffering a broken collarbone in Spain can seemingly be erased.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted March 29, 2009

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—To make sense of federal legislation and learn what you can do to help ensure funds are set aside for cycling projects, plan to attend the Bicycle Leadership Conference next month.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted March 29, 2009

OLATHE, KS (BRAIN)—Garmin has went through quite a transformation in the last year with its cycling/fitness specific product. It used to be that new product would show up in three different channels with the same pricing, much to the chagrin of the IBD. Not anymore.

Posted in North America
Posted March 29, 2009

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Executives at Eurobike and Bike Expo, a new German trade show in Munich, tiptoe around the phrase “trade show war.” But Messe Friedrichshafen and Messe München appear headed for a toe-to-toe slugfest over the world’s leading trade show—Eurobike.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted March 26, 2009

"I would have said a mountain lion, or Katie Couric, jumped out in front of me."

—Matt Lauer, confronting ESPN's Tony Kornheiser, who accused Lauer of making up the story about a deer jumping out in front of him while he was riding his bike last weekend. Lauer ended with his arm in a sling as a result.

Posted in North America
Posted March 26, 2009

SAUK RAPIDS, MN (BRAIN)—ARS Business Solutions has released an advanced utility that electronically transmits product data from the ARS Point-of-Sale (POS) and Inventory Management Software (IMS) to QBP, allowing QBP to pre-apply custom merchandise labels prior to order shipment.

Posted in North America
Posted March 26, 2009

WHISTLER, British Columbia (BRAIN)—After celebrating a year of milestones in 2008 including more than 800,000 webcast and online content views, the first-ever double backflip at a major mountain bike competition and the birth of the Giant Slalom and the VW Trick Showdown, Kokanee Crankworx is ready to blow the lid o

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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